Sunday, January 15, 2012

beginnings {seventh giveaway}

item no. 1
the holidays have come to an end. and it's almost impossible for me to believe.

and with the start of this new year, my life has radically changed. i chose a word for 2012, and then i found my way to live it out in ways i never could have imagined.

and now, it is time for another giveaway, another time to share and connect with one another. 

i cannot begin to say how much i enjoy doing these giveaways. they are such a blessing to be able to share beauty with each one of you. this is my way of giving back to those who have given so much to me.

i cannot fully speak my incredible thankfulness for mancave soapworks {Carrie}, silver lotus designs {Darcee} and raziela designs for their willingness to share their craft with you and with me as we start off this new year. 
item no. 2

item no. 1: chocolate craving handmade clay pendant from raziela designs

item no. 2: working jewels steampunk ring from raziela designs

item no. 3: old fashioned men's shaving set in scent of the winner's choice from mancave soapworks 

{this item is a man's item intended as a gift. if you do not have a man in your life, please make mention in your comment.}

item no. 4: love birds personalized necklace {initials of winner's choice} from silver lotus designs

item no. 3
{here is how to enter to win one of these beautiful items. please leave each entry as a SEPARATE comment, and please leave your blog address or email address in at least one of the comments.}

(IMPORTANT NOTE: while i dearly love each one of my international readers, this giveaway is only open to the United States at the shipper's request.)

Entry No. 1 (mandatory): did you chose a word for 2012? if you did, what is it, and why? if not, did you make any resolutions? what are they, and why?  (+1)

Entry No. 2 (mandatory): follow this blog and put the new and improved button on your sidebar. (+1)

Entry No. 3: blog/tweet/Facebook about the giveaway, and leave a link to your post/tweet/blog post in the comment. (+3, one entry per and one comment per, please)

Entry No. 4: visit raziela designs and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 4: visit Darcee and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 4: visit Carrie and comment with your favourite item from the shop. (+1)

Entry No. 7: purchase an item from any shop {+10 entries per purchase, MUST be verified}

this is the time for newness. the time for fresh starts and new life. i am overwhelmed as i reach out and touch brave in 2012. 

what will you grasp firmly this year?

this giveaway ends on February 6th, 2012 at midnight. 
winners will be chosen via and announced within the next day or two. 
winners have 48 hours to claim their prizes or new winners will be chosen


  1. I think I chose Dare. I want to dare myself into doing things that frighten or intimidate me.

  2. I follow you, AND have the new button on my sidebar.

  3. My favorite from Raziela is this:

  4. From Darcee....these:
    I'm a sucker for key/lock jewelry!
    and this is just pretty.

    I love how simple, yet pretty, her items are!

  5. From Carrie:
    i like the way this just sounds, however, I don't have a man in my life you uses an old shaving kit like the one you're giving away. My Dad is new fashioned, and my brothers too young. :-D.

  6. I didn't make resolutions, and I didn't choose a word- although, if I did, I think it would be 'hope'.

  7. Your button is on my "blogger i heart" page already. :)

  8. I visited Darcee's shop and loved it all, especially the lock and key necklace. And the single chick necklace is so cute, and I'd love it since I'm "chambanachik". :)

  9. Is it possible that the word found me before I chose it?
    I think my word for 2012 so far is, transitions. And, patience.

    Email- tiggerears-girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. I visited Raziela Designs and my favorite item is- Silver Necklace Set, Shoreline, Silver, Links, Beads, Shell, Glass, Crystal, Rope, Pearl, Earrings.

  11. I visited Darcee's shop and my favorite item is- Love Necklace Gold, 4 Initial Leafs Necklace.

  12. I visited Carrie and my favorite item is- Man SOAP - MOUNTAIN MAN - Exfoliating Soap Bar with Organic Oils and Shea Butter by Man Cave Soapworks. (I would gift the shaving set to my man-boy brother. He is stepping into the world of shaving.)

  13. My word this year is adventure :)

  14. I'm not big on resolutions, but this year I'm recording things I'm grateful for--every single day--so I can focus on the little things. (:

  15. why of course I follow you, and have your blog on my favorites list!

  16. favorite item from RazielaDesigns:

  17. favorite item from Darcee:

  18. from Carrie, this is cute:

    buuut I do not have a man in my life, so that doesn't do much for me. (:


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